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Alhambra Granada

Alhambra (meaning: the red one) the amazing Moorish palace at Granada. Granada was the last Moorish kingdom of Andalucia to be reconquered in January 1492 by the forces of Los Reyes Catollcos, King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, they took the surrounding territory with an overwhelming force of numbers. Catherine of Aragon was their youngest surviving daughter, first wife of Henry VIII.

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  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2010, 06:45
Heavens above - this is grand John
John Prior: Thanks Chris, Yes very grand. It is said when the defeated Moorish King Boabdil looked back on his city and wept, his mother said "You do well, to weep like a woman for what you failed to defend like a man."
Superb roof I never seen it in B/w John an amazing Palace. Whwn we visited it there was thunderstorms and flooding water everywhere and did not see it at its best. Lots of detail in the making of this fine building well captured.
John Prior: Thanks Scotia, so much time was lavished on the construction and decoration that it is hard to imagine today.
NIce study of geometric moorish style. The BW works well and exposes clearly the geometry of the palace.
Have a nice day.
John Prior: Thanks Dom.
I have been to another Alhambra in Spain but not to Granada John. I must see this.
John Prior: Thanks Chad, it is very impressive.
I like the angles and presentation of this John.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, Low light, high ISO, big aperture, so I was lucky with this one.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2010, 19:28
gorgeous ceiling. wonderful.
John Prior: Thanks Otto, it was a great place.
B/W works well here, John.
John Prior: Thank you Graeme.
Fine picture, beautiful building and a nice little history lesson John
John Prior: Thanks Bill smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2010, 13:25
so full of drama. tremendous.
Wow! I went to the Alhambra recently: amazing place isn't it! Great composition for this photo.

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